Artist Stories

Artist Stories

The World As Seen Through de Chirico’s Surrealistic Eyes

Giorgio de Chirico was an Italian artist born in Greece in 1888. He started his education in Athens and Florence. Later he attended The Academy of...

Pola Otterstein 1 September 2017

Artist

The Story Of Duchess of Alba – Francisco de Goya’s Muse

Few women in eighteenth-century Spain captured the imagination of contemporaries as thoroughly as Doña María de Pilar Teresa Cayetana de Silva...

Zuzanna Stańska 31 August 2017

Artist Stories

The Actor Who Is About To Play Leonardo da Vinci Revealed

We have two news for you. One - it's going to be a new book about Leonardo da Vinci. Written by Walter Isaacson (who is a master of biography - he...

Zuzanna Stańska 27 August 2017

Artist Stories

The Tragic Tale Of The Gierymski Brothers

It is rare to see two siblings as talented and successful - and on the same artistic level - as the Gierymski brothers were, and their story is a...

Pola Otterstein 19 August 2017

Artist Stories

Francisco Goya: The First Modernist?

Everyone has heard of the Spaniard, Francisco Goya, but what title would you give this enigma of an artist? Court Painter? [caption...

Wendy Gray 17 August 2017

Art Forms

How Cindy Sherman Shaked The Art World With Instagram

Couple of days ago, a private Instagram account run by famous photographer Cindy Sherman featuring a new series of selfies was made public. It...

Zuzanna Stańska 10 August 2017

Artist

David Hockney – Not An iPad Artist

"I just happen to be an artist who uses the iPad, I'm not an iPad artist. It's just a medium. But I am aware of the revolutionary aspects of it, and...

Zuzanna Stańska 6 August 2017

The ‘Degenerate’ World of Otto Dix

The dictionary definition of degenerate states it is “having lost the physical, mental, or moral qualities considered normal and desirable; showing...

Wendy Gray 3 August 2017

Art Forms

Scandalous Rodin, Bathrobe and Some Phallic Imagery

One of the greatest French novelists dies. One of the greatest French sculptors is commissioned to raise him a monument. Yet instead of presenting...

Magda Michalska 27 July 2017

Artist

Outside the Bloomsbury Group: Dora Carrington

The members of the British art and literature group commonly known as The Bloomsbury Group came and went; love triangles, professional relationships,...

Wendy Gray 18 July 2017

Artist Stories

A Search for Solace at Innisfree Gardens

Art itself is often closely associated with some form of solace or peace. Though not all art exists to establish in oneself an inner tranquility,...

Alina Manevskaya 12 July 2017

Artist Stories

A Strange Story of Andy Warhol And Plastic Surgeries

Andy Warhol's love-affair with plastic surgery is no secret. He's known for having said: 'I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They're so beautiful.

Zuzanna Stańska 5 July 2017